Nikola has received orders for more than 200 hydrogen trucks

Nikola hydrogen trucks orders

Nikola Motor Company claims to have received orders from 18 customers for over 200 hydrogen-powered trucks.

To be precise, the actual number is 202. The announcement comes as production of the first units has just begun at the Coolidge plant in Arizona. Deliveries are scheduled for later this year. The company’s CEO, Michael Lohscheller (ex-Opel), sees this as “a sign of confidence from customers and shareholders in our vision and technology.”

With a range of 800 km and a refueling time of 20 minutes, Nikola believes it has the best performance on the market. Its main rival is Tesla’s electric Semi, which we haven’t heard much about lately. Subsidies granted by the State of California ($244 to $288,000 per truck) have helped boost sales. The same is true in New Jersey, where the state offers a $175,000 subsidy. Nikola trucks also qualify for the Canadian support program iMHZEV, which provides a $200,000 aid (about 150,000 USD).

At the same time, the American manufacturer has received new orders, via its Hyla subsidiary, to open hydrogen refueling stations. In all, 7 new hydrogen stations are planned, all in California, amounting to $58.2 million. Under a partnership with Voltera, 50 Hyla stations are to be deployed across the USA over the next 5 years.

Do you want to learn more about orders for hydrogen trucks from the Nikola Motor Company? Then our latest 2 articles on the company should be of interest to you. You can read them here and there

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King 

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After an unusual career (3 years in the French army followed by a 3-year degree in Applied Foreign Languages), it was my passion for environmental issues that finally caught up with me and led me to join Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022. First as an end-of-study internship, then as Marketing & Communication Manager and translator at Hydrogen Today.

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